Friday, 17 June 2011

Ecology Consultants Contribute Immensely to Environment

Environmental consultancies hire ecology consultants and environmental engineers. The major task of environmental consultant is to work on commercial contracts and to address a variety of environmental issues for their clients. Such consultants are also all members of The Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (IEEM) or have equivalent qualifications. The area of study for ecology consultants involve disciplines such as assessment of air, land and water contamination, environmental impact assessment, environmental audit, waste management, development of environmental policy and development of environmental management systems. The sector continues to expand in response to a mix of regulation, corporate risk and reputation management.

On the other hand, Environmental engineers handle the areas such as waste management studies to evaluate the significance of such hazards, advise the resolution or treatment. They are also into framing regulations to avoid the mishap. Engineers take troubles to chart out how to manage municipal water supply and industrial wastewater treatment. They also strive to address global environmental issues such as acid rain, global warming, ozone depletion, water pollution and air pollution from automobile exhausts and industrial sources. Environmental engineers are also experts in providing ecological fencing solutions including reptile, amphibian and water vole exclusion fencing systems. These fencing systems can be customized to cater to the environmental conditions and client needs. Many of such customized exclusion fencing systems have been used in protected species projects and hence have been approved of by Natural England and the Environment Agency. Ecology consultants should be well-versed with the following subjects or education:
  • Biological sciences, environmental and earth sciences
  • Chemical and physical sciences
  • Urban and land studies
  • Engineering, agricultural and horticultural sciences
  • Social/economic/business

Following are subjects being in know of which can increase the chances of employment:
  • Geology
  • Engineering geology
  • Geography
  • Chemistry
  • Hydrogeology
  • Ecology/wildlife management
  • Environmental management
  • Environmental engineering
  • Geophysics